Chris Dixon Studios--P.O.Box380173--Murdock,FL33948--Ph/Fx888-700-8528
What Our Gift Shop Products Are Made Of:

Terms and definitions used to describe many of our items

Alabastrite Gemstones Pearl
Bone China Gypsum Plumb
Cubic Zirconia Gold Porcelain
Diamond Hong Tze Sterling Silver
Dolomite Jade Porcelain Stoneware
Frosted Acrylic Patchwork


Alabastrite is our Gift Shop's product line name for polyresin items. Alabastrite is a stone-based material which can be intricately molded producing great detail, and will allow paint to adhere. These items may be cleaned by dusting, however, they should not be washed with water as they are painted with water soluble paints.

Cubic Zircon
The most successful simulated diamond. Properties such as refraction, hardness, and specific gravity are remarkably similar to diamonds. Example: 27432. Cubic zirconia are very hard to distinguish from diamonds; sometimes a jewelers loop will be needed to see the difference.

A magnesia-rich, sedimentary rock resembling limestone, dolomite is either gray, pink or white in color.

The ultimate precious metal. Virtually indestructible, amazingly malleable, doesn't rust or tarnish. Graded by purity; in the U.S. a scale of 24 is used, so 24 Karats (24K) is 100% pure. 18K is 18 parts gold and 6  parts alloy (other metals), and so on. 10K is the legal minimum for Karat-graded gold. The word "Plumb" indicates the exact purity of the piece.

Gypsum is a white mineral which is usually used to make Plaster of Paris and when mixed with white Portland Cement it creates a durable and strong product.

Jade Porcelain
Jade porcelain is a type of porcelain made with a finer clay. Usually no glaze or only a colorless glaze will be applied at the final firing to show off the very smooth surface and to preserve the translucency. Example: 27112. Jade Porcelain is used for night lights because of its high degree of translucency when lit.

Fine ground white clay, molded and fired in an oven for eight hours at 1200 degrees. Finished with a glazed, underglazed, or "bisque" finish. Glazing produces a high gloss; underglaze produces a matte finish. Bisque is a matte finish without glaze. After finishing, the item is "cooked" for six hours at 800 degrees.

Sterling Silver
To qualify as "sterling" a given piece must be composed of a least 92.5% pure silver.

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Chris Dixon Studios
P.O. Box 380173
Murdock, FL 33948